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MASTER OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The master programme in the Department of Literature aims at exposing students to new ideas and ways of thinking through original and independent research. In this way, the programme seeks to turn out literary scholars imbued with new ideas capable of teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and conducting research on a range of high culture.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme


1.      The minimum qualifications a candidate needs are a Masterís degree in Literature or a relevant field of the University of Nairobi


2.      Equivalent qualifications from institutions the University of Nairobi Senate recognizes.

Course Program

First Year


Semester I


Ethical Issues in Religion and Society


Comparative Religion I


Semester II


Sociology of Religion


Comparative Religion II


Second Year


Semester I


Introduction to the Old Testament


Psychology of Religion


African Religion I


Introduction to Islam


Introduction to Vedic Scriptures


Semester II


Introduction to the New Testament


Religion, Culture and Communication


African Religion II


Philosophy of Religion


The Oriental Heritage in East Africa


Introduction to Quran and Hadith


Third Year


Semester I


Church History I


Theology of the Old Testament


Religion and Science


Islamic Civilization and Culture


Religion, Education and Development


Belief Systems in Kenya


Semester II


Church History II


Theology of the New Testament


Research Methods in Religious Studies


Islamic Response to Contemporary Issues


Comparative Religious Ethics


The Christian Response to Contemporary


Issues


Fourth Year


Semester I


New Religious Movements


History of Christianity in East Africa


Development of Christian Doctrine


Contemporary Religious Thought


Islam in Kenya


Religion and Contemporary Social and Economic


Development


Semester II


Research Paper in Religious Studies


Christian Theology in Africa


History of Islam in Africa


Religion in the African Diaspora


The Modern Ecumenical Movement


Religion and Health

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